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When Fires Burn on the Prairie, Coneflowers Bloom More Often

NYT Science - Mon, 01/27/2020 - 12:00
Research over two decades on prairie land in western Minnesota shows how controlled burns encouraged a plant to generate seeds.

Tears for the Magnificent and Shrinking Everglades, a ‘River of Grass’

NYT Science - Mon, 01/27/2020 - 10:14
Florida’s freshwater wonder is threatened like never before with a rising sea level as restoration efforts lag.

'It's astounding to find out she died violently'

BBC Science - Mon, 01/27/2020 - 09:53
A team of experts appear to have solved a mystery that has confounded academics - and the public - for decades.

Climate change: UK has 'one shot' at success at Glasgow COP26

BBC Science - Mon, 01/27/2020 - 09:32
If the Glasgow meeting fails, it will raise tough questions about the UN climate talks process, says the woman in charge.

‘What if We All Get Sick?’: Coronavirus Strains China’s Health System

NYT Science - Mon, 01/27/2020 - 09:29
To fight the expanding epidemic, the country is relying on a medical system that is overburdened even in normal times.

Northamptonshire oak: 5,000-strong petition could save tree

BBC Science - Mon, 01/27/2020 - 04:06
Highways England say it will carry out extensive investigations to try save "Three Oaks".

Fourth Spy at Los Alamos Knew A-Bomb’s Inner Secrets

NYT Science - Mon, 01/27/2020 - 02:00
Historians recently uncovered another Soviet spy in the U.S. atomic bomb program. Fresh disclosures show he worked on the device’s explosive trigger.

Tears for the Magnificent and Shrinking Everglades, a ‘River of Grass’

NYT Science - Mon, 01/27/2020 - 02:00
Florida’s freshwater wonder is threatened like never before with a rising sea level as restoration efforts lag.

Coronavirus Live Updates: China’s No. 2 Official Visits the Hot Zone

NYT Science - Sun, 01/26/2020 - 22:34
China has extended the Lunar New Year holiday to help contain the virus, now spreading around the world. Of the nearly 3,000 people who have so far contracted the disease, the vast majority live in China.

As Coronavirus Fears Intensify, Effectiveness of Quarantines Is Questioned

NYT Science - Sun, 01/26/2020 - 20:39
Amid news the coronavirus is spreading at an accelerating rate, concern is growing that China’s lockdown of cities may not only have come too late but could even make the situation worse.

Climate Change: Tough questions at first UK assembly

BBC Science - Sun, 01/26/2020 - 19:46
Members of the public from a range of backgrounds gather for the UK's first climate change assembly.

Global Talent visa: New system to keep UK 'open to talented scientists'

BBC Science - Sun, 01/26/2020 - 18:22
Boris Johnson hails the UK as "open to the most talented minds" with quicker route in for scientists.

Nambi Narayanan: The fake spy scandal that blew up a rocket scientist’s career

BBC Science - Sun, 01/26/2020 - 16:01
Falsely charged with selling secrets to Pakistan, Nambi Narayanan's life was knocked off course.

In Coronavirus, a ‘Battle’ That Could Humble China’s Strongman

NYT Science - Sun, 01/26/2020 - 09:37
With Xi Jinping firmly in control, the Chinese government has stepped up its response to the Wuhan crisis, but the effort has been plagued by bureaucracy and a lack of transparency.

Sir David Attenborough says fixed-term parliaments lead to lack of climate focus

BBC Science - Sat, 01/25/2020 - 12:23
The naturalist speaks at a newly-formed citizens' assembly examining how the UK cuts emissions.

China’s Battle With a Deadly Coronavirus, in Photos

NYT Science - Sat, 01/25/2020 - 06:54
Here are the latest images as the country confronts a major public health crisis.

Wales a haven for wildlife - but for how long?

BBC Science - Fri, 01/24/2020 - 16:15
It is one of Europe's "best wildlife secrets" and home to unique and unusual species.

Chicago Woman Is Second Patient in U.S. With Wuhan Coronavirus

NYT Science - Fri, 01/24/2020 - 11:28
Federal health officials are monitoring 63 other people in 22 states for signs of infection.

E.P.A. Is Letting Cities Dump More Raw Sewage Into Rivers for Years to Come

NYT Science - Fri, 01/24/2020 - 09:52
The agency is allowing cities to delay or otherwise change federally imposed fixes to their sewer systems. 

Canadian start-up GHGSat to make global methane map

BBC Science - Fri, 01/24/2020 - 08:12
A private company tracing methane emissions is building a global map of the gas in Earth's atmosphere.

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